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| @theleaflet_in | July 3,2018

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n-house inquiry against two judges of Odisha High Court is reconstituted by the CJI. Now the panel will be headed by Chief Justice of Madras HC. Committee will hold its meeting on July 5, 2018.

Inquiry got halted due to its chairperson Justice S.J. Vazifdar and one of the member, Justice T.Vaiphei retired on May 2, 2018, and March 1, 2018, respectively. The committee held its last meeting on February 1 & 2, 2018.

Allegations pertain against two sitting judges of Orissa High Court- Justice Indrajit Mahanty and Justice Sangam Sahoo.

Jayanta Kumar, the complainant, in the matter had written to the Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra with a copy marked to Supreme Court Collegium judges, on May 4, 2018, requesting him to appoint chairperson and member of in-house panel after retirement of its chairperson.

Mahanty J. is accused of acting in violation of the code of conduct for a judge by owning a hotel in Cuttack, constructing a five-storeyed building with a sanction for only three stories and passing orders against the employment of women in bars which involved a conflict of interest.

while Justice Sahoo is alleged to have misused public funds for the renovation of his official residence, beyond his entitlement.

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